Attorneys

Jennifer Kirkhart Curcio

Trained in Collaborative Law – 2006
J.D. University of Florida School of Law 1996
B.S. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill 1994

Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

Law Office of Jennifer Kirkhart Curcio
2835 NW 41st Street, Suite 240
Gainesville, Florida 32606
Phone: 352-327-1201
Fax: 352-792-1330
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Website: www.curciolawfirm.com

Jennifer has been practicing law since 1997, and primarily in the area of family law since 2000. After both litigating many family law cases and using the collaborative process, she is a strong believer in the positive impact that collaborative law can have for families that are involved in divorce. She was born in California, and has lived in North Carolina, Washington, and Florida. She has two children and when she is not practicing law, she enjoys her family, sailing, and cooking.

Leslie Smith Haswell, Esq.

2830 NW 41st Street, Suite K
Gainesville, Florida 32606
352-377-3800
352-377-8991 (fax)
352-213-3211 (cell)
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Leslie Smith Haswell practices family law exclusively and operates her own firm. She graduated from UF College of Law in 1981 (JD), from UF College of Education in 1972 (MEd) and from UF College of Arts and Sciences in 1968 (BA). Leslie is a certified family mediator and certified collaborative family attorney.

Maura McGuigan

1330 NW 6 Street, Suite C
Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-372-5535

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John R. Nettles

Board Certified in Marital and Family Law since 1993
Practice limited to Marital and Family Law
Member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar

116 N.E. Third Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Phone: (352) 375-7001
Fax: (352) 374-4598
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Website: http://gainesvillefamilylaw.com

John "Jack" Nettles has been in private practive for over 30 years. He is a lifetime Florida resident and is married with two children.

Pamela A. Schneider, JD

A.V. Rated Collaborative Lawyer and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

Scruggs, Carmichael & Wershow, PA.
1 SE 1st Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Phone: 352-376-5242
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After graduating with honors from UF's College of Law in 1979 Pam practiced traditional family law for more than 25 years. She now limits her practice to Collaborative Law, which she has taught at the University of Florida Levin College of Law from 2008 until 2011, other non-adversarial cases, and mediation.

 

Cynthia Stump Swanson

Certified in Collaborative Law – 2008
Fellow of American Academy of Adoption Attorneys 2007
Admitted to Florida Bar 1982
JD University of Florida College of Law 1981
BS Florida State University 1975

Cynthia Stump Swanson, P.A.
2830 NW 41st Street, Suite M
Gainesville, Florida 32606
Phone: 352-375-5602
Fax: (352) 373-7292
Website: http://www.swansonlawcenter.com
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Cynthia is the senior partner in a small law firm which represents families and individuals during times of transition in their lives, usually due to divorce or the death of a family member. Her firm handles all types of divorce and post-divorce matters, guardianships, preparation of wills, estate planning, probabte of estates, and all types of adoptions. She believes that having an attorney very experienced in litigation is the best way to be represented in a collaborative divorce, and that collaboration can truly be the most beneficial way for individuals and their families to proceed through a divorce.

Jonathan F. Wershow

Scruggs, Carmichael & Wershow, PA.
1 SE 1st Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Phone: 352-376-5242
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Since graduating from the University of Florida's College of Law in 1972, Jon has primarily practiced family law. He is trained in collaborative practice.

Jean Westin

Trained in Collaborative Law – 2006
B.A. University of Minnesota
M.A. Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
J.D. University of Florida School of Law

Law Office of Jean Westin
1215 NW 12th Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Phone: 352-374-8828
Fax: 352-374-8498
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Website: www.jwestindivorce.com

Jean Westin is a long time Gainesville attorney and mediator who practices exclusively in the area of family law and collaborative family law. Jean has also taught collaborative law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She is a firm believer that a collaborative approach to family law matters provides the best possible outcome, both financially and emotionally, for families who are restructuring due to a divorce or family issue.